21 Comforting Bible Verses for When You Feel Overwhelmed

21 Comforting Bible Verses for When You Feel Overwhelmed

It is said that God does not give us, his children, challenges in our lives that we are not strong enough to overcome, however often life can become overwhelming.

His guiding words are there in the scriptures to help us through these difficult moments. It is written in the scriptures that God is there for us and that we can share our worries and burdens with him and he will help to raise us up. 

21 Comforting Bible Verses for When You Feel Overwhelmed

It is normal that we can feel overwhelmed often in our daily lives. We can become overwhelmed by stress and relationship issues as well as traumatic life experiences. It can be difficult to take a step back from our daily life and the responsibilities each day brings to focus on yourself and overcome these overwhelming feelings.

The world is full of distractions, not only in our physical world but also in our digital world. Turning to the scriptures is a way to break away from the stresses we feel and to allow God to help us rise above our burdens. 

These twenty one comforting bible verses are there to help you and were written to guide us through our life journey and all the challenges we may face. These scriptures can be written out and carried around in your wallet, bag, or in your pocket so that you can take them out and read these comforting words in your moment of need.

Having scriptures you can turn to are also a fantastic way of resetting your mind and your daily thoughts if you are feeling overwhelmed or challenged.

Reading the Lord’s spoken words can help to guard your mind and heart against negative thoughts which may flood our bodies in times of difficulty and it allows us to keep positive thoughts at the forefront of our minds. When we challenge the negative we help the positive to play a part in our daily lives.

God’s healing words will help and guide you during difficult times in your life. God’s encouragement and wisdom can be found in these verses. Reciting his words and prayer will help you through your overwhelming situation. 

  1. Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” 

This verse reminds us that God is always with us. Know that even if you do not feel him, he is right there beside you. Leading you and supporting you.

  1. Exodus 33:14 – And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 

God will alleviate our worries and bestow peace upon our weary souls.

  1. Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” 

Our God is unchanging and will always be by our side.

  1. Psalm 94:19 “When the cares of my heart are many your consolations cheer my soul.” 

God will rejoice when our souls are at peace. 

  1. John 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” 

Believe in God and believe in good to relieve your troubled hearts.

  1. Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble.”  

You can always take strength from God and his everlasting love for us.

  1. Psalm 61:1–2 “Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” 

If you turn to God and ask him for his help, he will listen to you and guide you.

  1. Psalm 28:7 “The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”

It is important to give thanks to God for he is always there to offer us help in our time of need.

  1. Psalm 91:1–2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 

God will protect you during the dark moments in your life. His love is a shelter to protect us from the raging storms.

  1. Matthew 11:28–30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

God will provide us shelter when we become overwhelmed by life, our circumstances, and our responsibilities.

  1. Habakkuk 3:17–19 “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.”

No matter the situation, keep faith in the Lord and he will provide you strength and lift you up. 

  1. Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, be prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

Pray for God’s help and he will grant your requests and hold you in his heart.

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  1. Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” 

God can redeem anything and anyone as he works tirelessly to bring good to our lives.

  1. Deuteronomy 31:8 “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” 

The Lord will lead and guide you. You can follow in his footsteps until you are strong enough to walk your own path again.

  1. Micah 7:7–8 “But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me. Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.”

Be patient, ask for the Lord’s help and guidance and he will help you to rise again from the darkness, into the light.

  1. 1 Peter 5:6–7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

Share your burdens with God and he will take them from you and share your heavy load so you can walk unburdened once again.

  1. Psalm 18:1–2 “I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

God will provide you with strength in your lowest moments. He is always there for us, to lift us up, protect us, and love us.

  1. Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.”

Do not be afraid to ask the Lord for help for he will see your strength when you turn to him asking for his guidance.

  1. Isaiah 40:31 “But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Have patience and God will help you grow to become strong and unburdened, for God is good to those who wait.

  1. Psalm 28:7 “The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good and gracious, always there to help his children and build us up in our moments of need. 

  1. Matthew 28:20 “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

God will be by your side forever and always. So long as you have faith in the Lord you will never be alone, you will always be surrounded by his everlasting love. 

Use your faith as an anchor during overwhelming times. Your faith is there to help and guide you and if you lean into it and God’s mercy you will be lifted out of the darkness and into the light again.

Having scriptures to turn to during times when your faith is shaken from the challenges in your life will help you to keep your faith strong and also as a way to maintain your ever developing and deepening relationship with God. The scriptures outlined and discussed in this piece remind you that when you are overwhelmed let go and let God support you.

You do not need to be in a sacred space to speak to God, he is all around you. Whether your faith is strong or broken when you read the Lord God’s spoken word his presence and peace will be bestowed upon you wherever you may be.

These verses have been given to us by God, our Father, to help us through our journey, and in this particular case when we are feeling overwhelmed. Hold these bible verses close and use them when you need to and God’s grace will follow to lift you out of the darkness and into the light of his love and strength again. 

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